Battery Disposal

How, and where, to properly dispose of common batteries can be confusing. Here is what you need to know.

First and foremost: do not place batteries in your recycling bin or cart. Batteries cannot be recycled locally in this way, and they create a fire hazard in recycling trucks and facilities. Take your batteries to one of the following locations to be properly disposed. Be sure to place them in a clear, sealable bag.  

Download and print this handy Battery Guide for future reference.

Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium IonThese are rechargeable batteries typically found in cell phones, laptops, cordless power tools, and two-way radios. 
They are accepted at no cost (unless otherwise noted) at the following locations:



Apex Technology Solutions
7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042; 859-485-4444

Batteries Plus Bulbs
7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; 513-474-0895
12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249; 513-683-6300
123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246; 513-453-4080
7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-2288
7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069; 513-456-7778
4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011; 513-737-2444
Small fee for lithium-ion batteries.

Best Buy

Blair Technology Group
4314 Boron Dr., Covington Ky. 41015; 859-727-4300

Burton's Collision
4384 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; 513-984-3396

Cohen
538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; 513-321-3218
5038 Beech Street, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-731-7222
3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45044; 513-425-6911

Cleanlites Recycling
7806 Anthony-Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio ; 513-641-4155
419 Northland Boulevard, Forest Park, Ohio 45240; 800-778-6645

DeWalt Factory Service

Home Depot

Lowe's

Oil Express 

Staples

Tri-State Escrap
6001 Dry Fork Road, Cleves, Ohio 45002; 513-240-2521

Single Use Batteries

single use batteriesThese cannot be recharged and must be disposed once they wear out. They are commonly used in remote controls, flashlights, clocks, watches, and smoke detectors.
They are accepted at no cost (unless otherwise noted) at the following locations:

Apex Technology Solutions
7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042; 859-485-4444
Small fee for single use batteries.

Batteries Plus Bulbs
7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; 513-474-0895
12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249; 513-683-6300
123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246; 513-453-4080
7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-2288
7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069; 513-456-7778
4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011; 513-737-2444
Small fee for single use batteries.

Blair Technology Group
4314 Boron Dr., Covington Ky. 41015; 859-727-4300

Burton's Collision
4384 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; 513-984-3396

Canter Battery Co., Inc.
550 Township Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216; 513-641-3555

Cohen
538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; 513-321-3218
5038 Beech Street, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-731-7222
3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45044; 513-425-6911
Small fee for single-use batteries.

Cleanlites Recycling
7806 Anthony-Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio; 513-641-4155
419 Northland Boulevard, Forest Park, Ohio 45240; 800-778-6645
Small fee for single-use batteries.

Lowe's
Some, not all, locations accept single use batteries.

Oil Express 

Sears
 (Tri-county store only)
A, AA, AAA Rechargeable only

Tri-State Escrap
6001 Dry Fork Road, Cleves, Ohio 45002; 513-240-2521
Small fee for single use batteries

Nickel Cadmium Batteries

nickel cadiumThese are also rechargeable and are commonly used for cordless power tools, digital cameras, two-way radios, and cordless phones. 
They are accepted at no cost (unless otherwise noted) at the following locations:


Apex Technology Solutions

7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042; 859-485-4444
Small fee for nickel-cadmium batteries.

Batteries Plus Bulbs

7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; 513-474-0895
12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249; 513-683-6300
123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246; 513-453-4080
7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-2288
7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069; 513-456-7778
4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011; 513-737-2444
Small fee for nickel-cadmium batteries.

Best Buy

Blair Technology Group
4314 Boron Dr., Covington Ky. 41015; 859-727-4300

Burton's Collision
4384 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; 513-984-3396

Cohen
538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; 513-321-3218
5038 Beech Street, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-731-7222
3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45044; 513-425-6911
Small fee for nickel-cadmium batteries.

Cleanlites Recycling

7806 Anthony-Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio ; 513-641-4155
419 Northland Boulevard, Forest Park, Ohio 45240; 800-778-6645
Small fee for nickel-cadmium batteries.

Home Depot

Lowe's

Oil Express 

Sears (Tri-County store only)

Staples

Tri-State Escrap

6001 Dry Fork Road, Cleves, Ohio 45002; 513-240-2521

Nickel Metal Hydride

nick hy

Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries can typically be found in cordless power tools, digital cameras, two-way radios and cordless phones. 

They are accepted at no cost (unless otherwise noted) at the following locations:

Apex Technology Solutions
7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042; 859-485-4444
Small fee for Ni-MH batteries.

Batteries Plus Bulbs
7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; 513-474-0895
12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249; 513-683-6300
123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246; 513-453-4080
7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-2288
7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069; 513-456-7778
4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011; 513-737-2444
Small fee for Ni-MH batteries.

9-volt Batteries 

9 volt9-volt batteries are typically found in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, alarm clocks, and radio controlled toys. Because the connectors of 9-volt batteries are exposed, they are especially susceptible to fire hazard and must be disposed of separately from other batteries. Cover ends with electrical tape to lower risk of fire.
They are accepted at no cost (unless otherwise noted) at the following locations:

Blair Technology Group
4314 Boron Dr., Covington Ky. 41015; 859-727-4300

Burton's Collision
4384 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; 513-984-3396

Canter Battery Co., Inc.
550 Township Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216; 513-641-3555

Button/Coin Cell Batteries

buttonA button or coin cell battery is used to power small portable electronics devices such as wrist watches, pocket calculators, artificial cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, automobile keyless entry transmitters, and hearing aids. 

There are accepted at no charge at the following locations, unless otherwise noted:

Apex Technology Solutions
7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042; 859-485-4444
Small fee for button cell batteries.

Batteries Plus Bulbs
7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; 513-474-0895
12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249; 513-683-6300
123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246; 513-453-4080
7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-2288
7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069; 513-456-7778
4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011; 513-737-2444
Small fee for button cell batteries.

Burton's Collision 
4384 E. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; 513-984-3396

Canter Battery Co., Inc 
550 Township Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216; 513-641-3555

Cohen
538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; 513-321-3218
5038 Beech Street, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-731-7222
3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45044; 513-425-6911
Small fee for button cell batteries.

Cleanlites Recycling
7806 Anthony-Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio ; 513-641-4155
419 Northland Boulevard, Forest Park, Ohio 45240; 800-778-6645
Small fee for button cell batteries. 

Oil Express  

Tri-State Escrap